I mentioned the other day a pretty decent quick flip I had going on and now that the sale is closed I can talk more about it. I won the expired auction for the domain on 9/25 and paid $1,515 for it. I used a tool I had developed for myself (not for sale) that I mentioned before. The tool prompts you for a keyword, it takes the keyword, searches Google, and pulls the first two pages of URLS it finds (both organic search results and paid ads). It then removes any duplicate URLS and finally it takes that clean URL list and gets the WHOIS email for each of them. I emailed out the list with one email (and bcc:’d everyone) on 10/8 and within a few days I had someone make an offer through one of platforms I listed the domain on. We went back and forth for about two weeks before agreeing on a price. This taught me a lesson to next time hold off on listing it on these platforms (Sedo, GoDaddy, Afternic, etc… type of sites) when I’m contacting people because when the site sold I had to pay the commission which took over $1,500 out of my pocket. The domain name was MarketingDashboard.com and it sold on 10/25. Selling price was $8,251 which was a (pre-commission) profit of $6,736. I think the domain is worth much more, but selling the domain provides cash to buy a handful of other domains just like it so for me taking the quick flip makes more sense then holding out and hoping/waiting for a much better offer. Here’s the list…
My Top 5 Picks
MiniMini.com – talk about a small domain.
LCW.net – pretty decent LLL.net, I like the letter W when it is first or last in a 3L domain.
Hiked.com – sounds like a game, or a site dedicated to hiking trails, maps, etc…
HomeDirectory.com – couple possible uses for this guy which makes there be that many more end users that may want it.
CellWorld.com – nice domain as long as the word “cell” remains relevant in the phone world.
My 5 Picks with Less Than 10 Bidders
CigarTube.com – nice product domain.
FarmTractors.org – the commission on one tractor is probably four or five digits.
UtahInvestments.com – nice geo domain as I’m sure there’s some investment company in Utah that would like to own a nice brandable for their business.
DisposableIncome.com – would make a good site about how to generate some extra cash (offline or online).
Blore.com – if you are a 5L.com investor this sounds like a good domain for you.